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Operational Psychologist

Job Description Job Number: R0021539
Operational Psychologist
Key Role:
Provide technical expertise, guidance, and direct clinical services in operational psychology to military forces. Work in concert with existing active duty operational psychologists or independently if no such active duty psychologist is available, to plan and initiate resiliency programs for preventing and treating behavioral health issues to support all aspects of service member readiness and resilience. Conduct, administer, and interpret a full spectrum of psychological assessment tools and consult with command personnel, manage relevant process improvement, program validation, and related research, and develop and manage appropriate personnel selection records and filing systems. Assume responsibility for the management of referrals and disposition of referrals for behavioral health care and provide professional development and awareness education to leadership and military force personnel, as requested. Provide crisis response and follow?up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents, function as a liaison between unit personnel and base or community helping professionals or agencies, support the assessment and selection of incoming personnel, and provide feedback to unit leadership on the suitability of personnel to serve within certain military organizations or positions. Ensure that all deliverables meet professional standards and guidelines defined by the organization's commander and senior operational psychologist. Provide technical expertise, consultation, and direct support in the areas of assessment and selection of personnel, operational support, human performance enhancement, and the provision of clinical services to unit members.
Basic Qualifications:
2+ years of experience with a post?doctoral independent psychology practice in clinical psychology in a government setting, including a DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF within the past 5 years
Knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical psychology programs
Ability to maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at a local military treatment facility
TS/SCI clearance
PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA?approved Psychology Program or US Army, Office of the Surgeon General?accepted program
Completion of an APA?approved internship or residency in Clinical Psychology or US Army, Office of the Surgeon General?accepted internship or residency
Current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
Additional Qualifications:
Experience in working with physicians providing medical psychological services
Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.
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